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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    I think on 2 wheels, its quicker. There are some spots we slowed down for. Our average moving for the trail was about 8 mph. On top of that, we would stop and look at stuff, take pics, etc. There were other guys out there going faster. I'm sure if you've got 35s and air down, you could really...
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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    I just did white rim. You'll need at least one camping permit while you are there. Unless you basically baja the road, starting at 5am. Which defeats the purpose. If I had to do it all over again, I would've started the trail early one morning and camped at White Crack, finish the trail out on...
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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    Fun fact: a Roll of paper towels fits perfectly in the cup holder in the 2nd row doors (or a roll of shop towels that has had about 1/4 used, but same idea). My friend with a 3 year old showed me that trick.
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    GAP Diagnostic Tools: Questions and Dream Requests!

    I'd like a how-to video on how to use the "live values" screen. Either it lacks common sense or I'm dense. But I'd love to see live values coming out of my Blend doors (I think I have a problem...but no clue because can't get live values to work), but no. That is a summer project just because...
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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    Buy a few spare brake light bulbs and a spare brake light switch. These are common failures. I had my switch fail on my out west trip. 15 minutes in a parking lot. Back up and running. Check the rear driveshaft. Carrier bearing do tend to die. Would rather deal with that a month in advance...
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    GAP Diagnostic Tools: Questions and Dream Requests!

    Yes easy on the LR4, but not the LR3.
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    GAP Diagnostic Tools: Questions and Dream Requests!

    For LR3, run fog lights while high beams are on. I might be able to do this, but I didn't see it, diagnose and calibrate the blend door motors on the HVAC system. Really, I would like to see a youtube library of how to do things get published. Like programming keys, calibrating suspension...
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    Mud terrains or All terrains....?

    Yeah they'll clog up. That said, it was a muddy spot, in a turn, with a rut, up a pretty significant hill. I kept backing up and hitting it again but no joy. In all honesty, my rover with MTs probably would've had to pull winch cable at some point on that hill. That said, could've just...you...
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    Mud terrains or All terrains....?

    BFG fanboy here. Can't help with other brands but here is my take: For Georgia Red clay, you need mud tires. BFG ATs will slick up quickly and get about 1/4" of mud OVER the tread...as well as in the tread. This brings misery. That said, you hunting in the wet a lot? Basically if its raining...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    On the D5, you can get coils, but then you are limited to a single speed transfer case.
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    Long Term Reliability of LR4

    My dad has a 2010 LR4 with 120k on it. Going strong. They are heavy on maintenance (brakes and suspension are maintenance items!!) items, but you get what you pay for. Great vehicles. I'd keep it. It shares many components with the LR3s, and I'm hearing about LR3s at 300k still going strong...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    That is very interesting. On the flipside, the aftermarket has catered to these issues, and provides fixes. The main issue I see with all new rovers is that JLR has done everything they can to "lock out" the aftermarket. So whatever issues crop up with the newer vehicles, it'll be an uphill...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Australia will be a key market!!?? HA. Rover handed that to Toyota over 30 years ago. Go to the edge of the Simpson Desert with one of these new Defenders and a brand new Toyota 70 series. Park them next to each other, outfit them with everything you need to cross. No one would pick the...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Good ole Land rover, make sure the exhaust hangs below the rear diff so it'll get all bashed up. I'll be interested if they use the same 4 cyl engine + plug in hybrid system that they advertise for their RRS. That would interest me as most of my driving is in town and running on battery for...
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    Need some schooling on 2010ish Land Rover Range Rover HSE

    Excellent vehicles. I'm going to make the assumption that you are interested primarily in longevity and reliability. I'd look back for an 07-09 non-supercharged version. Those seem to be the best years. That said I'm sure a 2010 is pretty good on reliability as well. Main thing is maintenance...
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